Started by Jibroni, January 27, 2019, 11:45:51 PM
Quote from: Jibroni on January 27, 2019, 11:45:51 PM Should I be making the exe files of my video games a 'high priority' at all? Also, how does this relate to the 'configure foreground boost' feature? This website says I shouldn't even bother with it because it could negatively effect performance and even do some harm, so why even offer the option in the place?
Quote from: edkiefer on January 28, 2019, 07:07:38 AMHi, If you are starting out new to Process lasso I would suggest you run stock configuration, for the average user this will work well.The whole idea of process Lasso is to keep all the background process in check, by lowering them so they don't interfere with the foreground application.So to answer the question should you set the foreground process to high I would say no, at least not right off the bat.You will read a lot of "tweak guides" were they recommend setting high CPU priority, well that can work for one or so processes but after a while, it defeats itself as if you have many processes set high, then they aren't higher compared to rest.Hope that makes sense to you if not you can read more detailed on our websitehttps://bitsum.com/how-probalance-works/As for why there are options, PL is a very flexible application and is used by many different types of users. What may work for one may not be great for another, it just depends on the use and hardware/software being used.
Quote from: edkiefer on January 28, 2019, 08:52:16 PMCan be many things, but a reboot while under load with no error message could be PSU issue.Though I would check event viewer for any error/warnings
Quote from: Jibroni on January 31, 2019, 01:17:38 AMWell its been three days now, and the PC hasn't hard rebooted while playing Hitman 2 since I enabled foreground boosting, so far so good. I wonder, assuming this is a power supply issue, would foreground boosting help the PC better regulate the power output while playing video games?
Quote from: edkiefer on January 31, 2019, 07:40:26 AMIf boosting foreground altered results I doubt it is PSU then, probably something is flaky in system, drivers, conflicts etc. If it is only that one game, it is probably the game or drivers.I would check all logs for crash logs, event viewer errors etc.Also, make sure under advanced system settings>startup and recovery (under Systems settings) that you have unchecked system failure automatic restart.You want that off so you see the errors it system errors and not be mistaken for reboot issue.
Quote from: edkiefer on February 07, 2019, 06:51:49 PMIt is not the distributedCOM event, look for an application error.If you unchecked the reboot on error, then it could still be PSU, I know Hitman is pretty CPU intensive if my memory is right.If you have another PSU around, maybe try swapping the power cables with PSU not installed, just for test.Also check if PSU has a dirty filter or bad fan, that can cause reboots too.
Quote from: edkiefer on February 12, 2019, 07:02:51 AMWell, I am not pro tech, but have seen a bad PSU do reboots if it is overheating or just going bad. There are many issues that could do it, I just gave what IMO might be the first place to look.Overheating CPU might do it but I think you get more system crashes first than reboots.You can easily test this with a heavy load on the system, run Prime95 for like an hr while watching temps of CPU with say HWinfo64.Those two things should give a good idea of cooling and if the system can handle high loads, your game will never stress to prime95 levels.HWinfo64 will also show many important voltages, fan speeds, power limits etc just monitor the CPU core temps to make sure they're not spiking into 85-90+c if so stop and fix the cooling issue.3DMark Firestrike is a good overall heavy load on GPU and CPU, it will probably pull more wattage than prime95 as it does both GPU and CPU, if you can pass 15-20min the PSU is probably ok.